| Apr 14, 2013
University of Chicago computer scientist Ian Foster pressed the clicker and up popped a map of the most sophisticated fiber-optic networks in the world.
On that map, at least, Chicago appeared to be the center of everything, a crossroads of...
| Jul 18, 2012
Here's an important fact you haven't heard much about in the presidential campaign: The armed forces of the United States are at war in at least four countries, and that number could increase any day.
About 87,000 Americans are still fighting in...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 4:32 PM
My former colleague Dick Longworth, now a senior Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, sent a note today in which he paraphrased the following crisp summary of the difference between government and business as told to him long......
| Oct 8, 2012
| 1:53 PM
Nearly three out of four Americans surveyed think the United States should reduce its aid to Egypt or cut it off entirely after angry protesters pulled down the American flag at its Cairo embassy last month. The Program on International Policy Attitudes...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:55 AM
5:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Palmer House Hilton Hotel
17 East Monroe Street
To purchase a copy of the book:
Zero-Sum Future: American Power in an Age of Anxiety
The financial and...
| Jan 9, 2012
Ilene Gordon certainly wasn't the first young girl in the 1960s to balk when told she had to take home economics instead of shop class. It's what she did about it that foreshadowed her path to the latest list of Fortune magazine's 50 most powerful women...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 2:37 PM
The addition of foreign policy questions to the mix in Tuesday's presidential debate gives Mitt Romney a chance to convince voters that his views of world affairs align with their own, but a recent authoritative survey of public attitudes illustrates what...
| Feb 1, 2012
White House representatives traveled to Chicago on Tuesday to tout the May summits of world leaders as an opportunity not only for hashing out global issues, but also for Chicago to boost its profile as a business and tourism center — echoing themes...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 3:18 PM
All morning the sad news spread through the Gold Coast high-rise: Charlie, the boy who had a smile for everyone, had died in a horrible accident, plummeting 46 floors down a trash chute.
"We're all shocked," said a woman who has worked for another family...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 7:35 PM
With 80 days and counting until Chicago plays host to the planet at NATO-G8, a big pitch for the event was made Thursday night from no less than America's ambassador to NATO.
In a lengthy speech at the Union League Club, Ivo Daalder told the Chicago...
| Oct 1, 2012
He was born in England, spent a significant part of his career in Asia and cut his American corporate teeth in Dallas. But Stephen Chipman, now into his third year as chief executive of Grant Thornton LLP, is thinking a lot about Chicago.
| Oct 29, 2012
Amy Francetic was at a child's birthday party in 2004 when she decided it was time to leave Silicon Valley.
"I was sitting there listening to 6-year-olds talk about IPOs and whose house was bigger and how much a wedding dress cost," she said.